Billings Police responded to a burglary call where two suspects and a rifle were observed. Police negotiators were able to get the suspects to surrender. Upon being placed in the patrol car, Brawley was able to slip out of his handcuffs and attempted to commandeer the police vehicle and nearly ran over Officer Dave Punt. Punt fired nine shots, causing the vehicle to crash and fatally killing Brawley.
Victim's Name: Daniel Brawley
Agency Responsible: Billings Police Department
Date of Death: January 6, 2013
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Justified
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No